West Norfolk commuters paying up to £160 more after rail fare hikes

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Friday’s fare increases have added up to £160 to the most expensive annual season tickets for standard class rail passengers who need to travel from West Norfolk to London.

An annual season ticket for travel between Lynn and London King’s Cross, including use of the London Underground network, now costs £6,736, up around 2.43 per cent, or £160, on the 2014 figure.

Similar tickets for travel from Watlington and Downham now cost £6,548 and £6,434 respectively.

Meanwhile, annual tickets for travel to London King’s Cross alone, excluding any Underground use, now cost £5,472 from Lynn, £5,280 from Watlington and £5,196 from Downham respectively.

Meanwhile, the cost of an annual season ticket for travel from Lynn to Cambridge has risen by £52, around 2.43 per cent to £2,136.

The same type of ticket from Watlington and Downham now cost £2,160 and £2,048 respectively.

Rail industry chiefs claim that just three pence of every pound spent by rail passengers goes in profit for the operating companies, with the other 97p being spent on trains, track maintenance, staff and other costs.